Spring 2006

Counting in Korean

Dr. Jan Grow

Thursday, February 9 2006 7-9pm PB234

Learning mathematics is different in Korean from the United States. What are the results and implications of those differences? What are the possibilities for a new way of learning?

 The U.S. Army’s Transformational Imperative

Major Steve Konecny

Thursday March 2 2006 7 -9pm VH1000

Deploying combat-ready troops; fighting a global war on terror; maintaining the quality of the all-volunteer force. Explore these and other issues today’s army faces as it meets the mandate to transform the 21st century.

CAFTA from the Central American Perspective

Dr. Rose Spalding (DePaul University)

Thursday March 23 2006 7-9pm VH1000

How does this trade agreement affect manufacturing, agriculture and other sectors of Central American life? What have been the consequences for intellectual property? What does CAFTA feel like form the ‘other’ side?

Reading more than Lolita in Iran

Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz (Washington University

Thursday April 27 2006 7-9pm VH1000

See how Persian literature can help to address some of our current misunderstandings with Iran and the Islamic world. What help might we be able to get from looking at cultures through their literature.